The Late Movies: Kim Jong Il's Monster Movie

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Early this morning, we republished a 2006 article from the magazine about the time Kim Jong Il kidnapped a South Korean director and his ex-wife and forced them to make movies in the North (and to remarry). The highlight of Shin Sang-ok's 8-year period directing movies under duress in North Korea is the monster film Pulgasari (1985), a Godzilla-like movie that even featured the stunt performer who portrayed Godzilla as the Pulgasari. The entire film is available with English subtitles on YouTube in 9 parts, which we've collected here for your enjoyment. (Thanks to reader gmsc for the links!)

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December 19, 2011 - 5:00pm
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